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The Gerascophobic Treatment of Clarissa Dalloway in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway: A Semantic Analysis

Journal: International Journal of English, Literature and Social Science (Vol.3, No. 3)

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Page : 327-329

Keywords : Gerascophobia; semantic analysis; language; old age; death; suicide;

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The paper investigates the gerascophobic temperament of the protagonist, Clarissa Dalloway in Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway following the theory of semantic analysis. Although the plot orbits mundane events yet beneath the surface of everyday life, thoughts of progression towards death lurk persistently. With the help of the terms and expressions made by different characters in the novel, the paper finds how Virginia Woolf sets up the gerascophobic temperament of the characters by placing several personal, temporal, spatial and social lexical expressions in the novel at various intervals subconsciously.

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